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Theft and Shoplifting Penalties


Be sure to look up the Offense Designation to reference the sentencing range below. Keep in mind that the Texas Sentencing Ranges are just that; ranges. A judge or jury may sentence a defendant to any length of jail or prison time between the minimum and maximum length allowed by law for type of offense.

 


STATE OF TEXAS THEFT PENALTIES & PUNISHMENTS

Value of items stolen
Type of Offense
Punishment
Fines
less than $50
Class C Misdemeanor
Not Jailable
No more than $500 fines.
$50 or more but less than $500
Class B Misdemeanor
Not more than 180 days
in a county jail
and/or no more than $2,000 fines.
$500 or more but less than $1,500
Class A Misdemeanor
Not more than 1 year 
in a county jail
and/or no more than $4,000 fines.
$1,500 or more but less than $20,000
State jail felony
180 days to 2 years
in a state jai
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
$20,000 or more but less than $100,000
Third-degree felony
2 to 10 years
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
$100,000 or more but less than $200,000
Second-degree felony
2 to 20 years
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
$200,000 or more
First-degree felony
5 to 99 years 
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
Enhanced first-degree felony
5 to 99 years 
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.

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